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Pramanik, Shaswati – Higher Education for the Future, 2015
Family characteristics in terms of parental education and income are an important influence on individual's participation in higher education. In India it could be found that categorically those who are out of the higher education system belong to marginalized groups due to their economic class, caste, gender, religion etc. despite massive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, College Attendance, Family Influence
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Rajasenan, D. – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
The major problem of the engineering entrance examination is the exclusion of certain sections of the society in social, economic, regional and gender dimensions. This has seldom been taken for analysis towards policy correction. To lessen this problem a minor policy shift was prepared in the year 2011 with a 50-50 proportion in academic marks and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Engineering Education, Equal Education
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Panigrahi, Jinusha – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
The article examines the question of access to higher education (HE) in the context of unprecedented and irreversible changes in the higher education sector in the current scenario. It is based on a comparative study that seeks to probe the question of access based on a secondary data analysis using the NSSO data regarding household consumer…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries